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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Ellie » 11 Feb 2018, 20:42

I also feel like there should be a bigger garlic presence on the original list, though that may be my love of garlic talking.

*goes back to make sure there's enough garlic on her own list*
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Aresen » 11 Feb 2018, 21:07

1) Home made jam.
2) Home made bread fresh from the oven. (Agree with Warren on this one.)
3) Barbequed steak.
4) Tea sweetened with honey
5) Fruit picked fresh from the tree.
6) A really good, creamy cheddar cheese (best eaten with a crisp Granny Smith apple)
7) Chocolate Mousse
8) Fresh Vegetables
9) Raspberries and good ice cream. (Vanilla or Chocolate)
10) Venison
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Feb 2018, 02:55

Ellie wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 20:42
I also feel like there should be a bigger garlic presence on the original list, though that may be my love of garlic talking.

*goes back to make sure there's enough garlic on her own list*
Like the garlic wine?
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Ellie » 12 Feb 2018, 07:16

#neverforget
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by dhex » 12 Feb 2018, 11:18

5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
8. Carp
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
25. Brawn, or head cheese
28. Oysters
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
39. Gumbo
42. Whole insects
46. Fugu
48. Eel
50. Sea urchin
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
68. Haggis
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu or shaojiu
78. Snail
89. Horse
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
94. Catfish
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
100. Snake
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 11:19

I assume those are things you've eaten. Presumably all in the same meal.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2018, 11:52

6. Black pudding 
36. Cognac with a fat cigar 
37. Clotted cream tea 
43. Phaal 
68. Haggis
74. Gjetost, or brunost 
76. Baijiu or shaojiu 
89. Horse 


My misses. I've had very good cognac but I'm not smoking a cigar. I've had chinese rice wine but I'm not sure it was Baijiu.

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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:22

JasonL wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 11:52
6. Black pudding 
36. Cognac with a fat cigar 
37. Clotted cream tea 
43. Phaal 
68. Haggis
74. Gjetost, or brunost 
76. Baijiu or shaojiu 
89. Horse 


My misses. I've had very good cognac but I'm not smoking a cigar. I've had chinese rice wine but I'm not sure it was Baijiu.
You checked off everything else? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Mo » 12 Feb 2018, 12:26

One thing I would add to my list:

11. Have Thai food that isn't pad thai, Japanese that isn't sushi, etc.

Sometimes the popular dishes from a cuisine are genuinely great ones, but a lot of times, it's just the most accessible one or something that some pioneer popularized. On a personal note, for years I thought I didn't like Thai food because everytime I would go, someone would push pad thai on me saying that this place "had an amazing pad thai." It turned out, I just didn't like pad thai that much and I love Thai food.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2018, 12:34

Warren wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:22
JasonL wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 11:52
6. Black pudding 
36. Cognac with a fat cigar 
37. Clotted cream tea 
43. Phaal 
68. Haggis
74. Gjetost, or brunost 
76. Baijiu or shaojiu 
89. Horse 


My misses. I've had very good cognac but I'm not smoking a cigar. I've had chinese rice wine but I'm not sure it was Baijiu.
You checked off everything else? :mrgreen:
I have to add back in Kaolin - I thought it was something else, but yeah the tour o' asia did a lot of damage to that list.

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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Sandy » 12 Feb 2018, 12:34

I haven't had that many, though I've had similar to some of them. Or I've had one but not the other, and it's possible that a couple of Japanese ones I had without knowing what they were in Japan.

2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
5. Crocodile
8. Carp
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
30. Bagna cauda
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
46. Fugu
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
57. Dirty gin martini
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
68. Haggis
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu or shaojiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
93. Rose harissa
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:36

Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:26
One thing I would add to my list:

11. Have Thai food that isn't pad thai, Japanese that isn't sushi, etc.

Sometimes the popular dishes from a cuisine are genuinely great ones, but a lot of times, it's just the most accessible one or something that some pioneer popularized. On a personal note, for years I thought I didn't like Thai food because everytime I would go, someone would push pad thai on me saying that this place "had an amazing pad thai." It turned out, I just didn't like pad thai that much and I love Thai food.
Now see. I'm the other way with Thai food, and while pad thai frequently shows up on menus, really good pad thai is very hard to find. At least in my experience. I'm a middle weight when it comes to spicy food. Anything over a couple kiloscovilles is unpleasant to me. Not to mention the damage done to my GI system. Oh and there was a thai place that opened up by me back in the aughts that served these delicious yogurt drinks. Those drinks were powerful laxatives.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2018, 12:37

Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:26
One thing I would add to my list:

11. Have Thai food that isn't pad thai, Japanese that isn't sushi, etc.

Sometimes the popular dishes from a cuisine are genuinely great ones, but a lot of times, it's just the most accessible one or something that some pioneer popularized. On a personal note, for years I thought I didn't like Thai food because everytime I would go, someone would push pad thai on me saying that this place "had an amazing pad thai." It turned out, I just didn't like pad thai that much and I love Thai food.
pad thai is the least representative commonly identifiable dish of a cuisine i can think of. There isn't a lot of peanut sauce. There is a ton of ginger, angry heat, and fermented sauces in real deal thai.

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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Mo » 12 Feb 2018, 12:39

JasonL wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:37
Mo wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:26
One thing I would add to my list:

11. Have Thai food that isn't pad thai, Japanese that isn't sushi, etc.

Sometimes the popular dishes from a cuisine are genuinely great ones, but a lot of times, it's just the most accessible one or something that some pioneer popularized. On a personal note, for years I thought I didn't like Thai food because everytime I would go, someone would push pad thai on me saying that this place "had an amazing pad thai." It turned out, I just didn't like pad thai that much and I love Thai food.
pad thai is the least representative commonly identifiable dish of a cuisine i can think of. There isn't a lot of peanut sauce. There is a ton of ginger, angry heat, and fermented sauces in real deal thai.
I take your pad thai and raise you an orange chicken.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:40

Sandy,
You've never eaten a Hostess Fruit Pie? Weren't you born and raised in America? How is that possible?
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2018, 12:43

Ahh touche. Could also have done bourbon chicken or any the other top sellers at panda express. Chinese is the most abused cuisine in america overall, so you are right. Thai, alas, is catching up. It gets sweeter and sweeter and everything turns into thick sugar sauces and no balance. I've seen 2-3 local places start out real deal esque and turn dark side to great fanfare. Sigh.

"I like sushi" also means very little. In most local cases it means "I like mayo based sauces on fried shrimp rolls".

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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by nicole » 12 Feb 2018, 12:46

Things I haven't had:

2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
5. Crocodile
8. Carp
12. Pho
16. Epoisses
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
30. Bagna cauda
33. Salted lassi
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
63. Kaolin
65. Durian
68. Haggis
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu or shaojiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
81. Tom yum
90. Criollo chocolate
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:47

JasonL wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:43
"I like sushi" also means very little. In most local cases it means "I like mayo based sauces on fried shrimp rolls".
Bwaaa??? So glad I'm too far removed from civilization to have encountered that.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by nicole » 12 Feb 2018, 12:48

Warren wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:40
Sandy,
You've never eaten a Hostess Fruit Pie? Weren't you born and raised in America? How is that possible?
I had to google it and they don't even look familiar.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:49

nicole wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:48
Warren wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:40
Sandy,
You've never eaten a Hostess Fruit Pie? Weren't you born and raised in America? How is that possible?
I had to google it and they don't even look familiar.
Since you also claim to have never eaten a McCombo meal, you must be trolling.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2018, 12:51

is it more of a southern thing? I just assumed that was a national thing like twinkies.

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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 12:52

JasonL wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 12:51
is it more of a southern thing? I just assumed that was a national thing like twinkies.
East of the Mississippi at least, you can find them in any respectable vending machine.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by nicole » 12 Feb 2018, 12:54

It's not like I didn't have my share of Drake's cakes.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Andrew » 12 Feb 2018, 13:45

How have you people not had huevos rancheros? It's served everywhere. And it's the breakfast of the gods.
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Re: The Omnivore's 100

Post by Warren » 12 Feb 2018, 13:54

Andrew wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 13:45
How have you people not had huevos rancheros? It's served everywhere. And it's the breakfast of the gods.
It's second to Eggs Benedict.
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